Question about Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver
How do I use my computer to charge my nuvi - I can't get nuvi to shut off while I have it connected to the USB cable
I have the problem solved I at first had this problem after about 5 minutes of messing with my GARMIN NUVI and having many electronic gadget I thought about diffrent buttons to hit at the same time heres how you charge your NUVI with a computer and a usb cable
1st: make sure your NUVI is OFF then plug in the usb cable from the computer to the NUVI, after you hear your computer ding from new device connected, and the NUVI displays the computer icon move to step 2
step 2: if you have xp go to START and MY COMPUTER. with vista its START then COMPUTER button on the right side
step 3: with MY COMPUTER window open hold the NUVI power switch to the ON position and RIGHT CLICK the NUVI device logo (blue triangle) and select EJECT .. ( DON;T HIT SAFiLY REMOVE)
step 4: when you see GARMIN display on the screen you can letgo of the power button on the NUVI ****** if you unplugthe usb it will display message stating EXTERNAL POWER LOST SWITCHING TO BATTERY POWER***** while it is plugged to the computer the battery meter will disaper
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
FixYa is great!
I just read the response by BlueGenie & it is EXCELLENT for Mac OS X too !!
I have a Mac, here is how to charge Garmin (I am repeating Blue Genie's instructions in Mac OS X style
1) Turn off the Garmin. (make sure it is disconnected from any power source)
2) Plug a mini USB cable into the Garmin and connect the larger end to a USB port on the Mac.
3) Wait now until the Garmin powers up, you will see "GARMIN" appear as an external drive on the desktop of your Mac
IN MY CASE: I also see the word "GARMIN" appear on the Garmin screen and an icon of a computer Hard Drive on the Garmin Screen. (This icon may or may not be displayed for all Garmins I am using the nuvi 205 )
4) Now hold the power switch of the Garmin all the way to the left.
5)Using your other hand, click on the GARMIN icon that you see on the Macintosh desktop and drag the GARMIN icon to the "TRASH/EJECT ARROW"
6) NOW YOUR GARMIN WILL SEARCH FOR SATELLITES AND WILL START TO WORK! IF YOU UNPLUG THE GARMIN FROM YOUR COMPUTER, YOU WILL GET THE MESSAGE EXTERNAL POWER LOSS, SWITCH TO BATTERY POWER?
If that happens, you can replug it in, but you'll have to repeat steps #3 - #5 above again!
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
Here's how to do it using Linux.
1) Turn off the Nuvi.
2) plug it into the usb.
3) Wait until the Garmin and the hard drive symbols appear.
4) Hold the Garmin power switch to the left.
5) Right click and eject BOTH the Garmin AND the hard drive.
6) Release the power switch and the Garmin will search for satellites, without any battery level indicator which means it is on external power supply.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
Methods to charge Garmin Nuvi 250 on computer:
Step1: Attach your device to the vehicle power cable.
Step2: After that connect the device to a computer by using the USB cable.
In which the device may charge slowly when connected to a PC. Some portable computers may not charge the device.
Step 3: Connect the device to the power adapter.
You can also buy an online adapter Gpsmapzz official website.
Posted on Sep 14, 2022
Thank you , to all who posted a solution , they are all similar if not the same.
But worked for me on windows 7. Garmin Nuvi charging via USB.
Cheers Guys !!!
Posted on Jul 31, 2012
Tips for a great answer:
Insert the memory card into the memory card slot on Garmin
Nuvi 250 GPS device. The memory card slot is located on the left side of the
device. Push the card in until it clicks. (If you inserted a memory card that
already has pre-installed maps and files, there is no further action required.
The device will access the new maps based on the address you enter.)
Connect the Garmin GPS to the computer using the USB cable.
The mini-USB connector will need to be inserted into the rear of the Nuvi 250;
the larger end is inserted into the computer's USB port.
Locate the computer file that you want to download to the Garmin
memory card. The Nuvi 250 is capable of reading JPEG formatted images and GPX
formatted Waypoints and other mapping-related files. Right-click on it. Select
Select the "Computer" folder from the computer's
desktop Start menu. Double-click on the "Removable Disk" drive that
represents the Garmin Nuvi.
Right-click in an empty space within the drive and select
"Paste." The files have now downloaded to the memory card and will be
accessible through the Nuvi 250 menu options.
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